Team 70, More Martians, is a FIRST Robotics team from Goodrich, Michigan. It is our mission to provide students in Goodrich and the surrounding area with unique opportunities that inspire innovation and motivation, to engage students to work together as a team and to build academic and interpersonal skills. The original team was founded in 2000 by Kettering University and brought to Goodrich by Patrick Major and Jay Tenbrink circa 2005. We also have a sister team, 494, The Martians. To see more information about this team please click here
FRC, which stands for FIRST Robotics Competition, takes students at the high school level and challenges them with a unique task. The FRC teams then have six weeks to design and create a robot while still following a common set of rules. When the six week period is up, their robots are put to the test by competing with and against surrounding FRC teams. Teams are awarded for excellence in design, team spirit, gracious professionalism, creativity, and the ability to overcome obstacles. In the eyes of FIRST, it is these awards that define winning, not achieving the most points.
FIRST Robotics (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an international non-profit organization dedicated towards the inspiration and recognition for science and technology. Designed by Dean Kamen, FIRST's mission is to inspire young people to become the next generation's heroes in science, technology, engineering, and math by creating FIRST Robotics teams at all levels of education with programs such as the First Lego League which is aimed at middle school students and the Junior First Lego League for elementary school students. Here, students have the freedom to be innovative while building science, engineering, and technology skills as well as developing self-esteem and leadership skills.